Jillann Gabrielle: "The Garbo, The Musical"

Jillann Gabrielle: "The Garbo, The Musical"

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

A "Celebrating Seniors Week" special event! See "The Garbo, The Musical," an original one-woman musical on the enigmatic Swedish film star, Greta Garbo (1905-1990) by Jillann Gabrielle. Considered by many the greatest film actress of all time, Greta Garbo's image was that of androgynous glamour. A world-wide phenomenon, she shunned the limelight.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Memorable Evening of Jazz: Pharlis James Trio

Memorable Evening of Jazz: Pharlis James Trio

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

"Enjoy a memorable evening of jazz" with songs from the Great American Songbook with the baritone balladeer and jazz vocalist Pharlis James, pianist Bobby Schiff and bassist Jim Cox. This trio will bring back the songs of Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Bobby Darin and many more. In addition to his fine singing voice, James has performed as a poet, stage actor and DJ at clubs across the Midwestern states for more than 30 years.

This is a special Money Smart Week program.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Concert Chorale Early Music Workshop

Oak Park Concert Chorale Early Music Workshop

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Oak Park Concert Chorale Director Paul Lindblad will host a two-part Early Music Choral Fest for singers who are interested in the experience of singing madrigals, canons, and other early choral music. No experience required. A short public performance in the library will take place at the end of the two sessions. Session 1 from 10 a.m. to Noon. Session 2 from 1-3 p.m.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Beat Box

Beat Box

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Design. Play. Compose. Learn the ins and outs of creating beats and electronic music! Make your own instruments and production tools in this hands-on monthly workshop for teens age 12+ and adults.
Build a midi controller, design sounds using synthesizers and samples from nature, compose and perform songs from scratch, and more! No experience necessary. Tools and supplies will be provided. 

Location: 
Main Library
First Floor - Idea Box
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Multicultural Collection Celebration with Lajkonik Song and Dance Ensemble

Multicultural Collection Celebration with Lajkonik Song and Dance Ensemble

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Let's celebrate Poland, one of many cultures represented in the library's new Multicultural Collection
Lajkonik Song and Dance Ensemble will share a vibrant and colorful performance of national and regional Polish dances, and then showcase Polish costumes and winter holiday traditions. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Storytellers Amy Lowe & Megan Wells: Ellis Island Program

Storytellers Amy Lowe & Megan Wells: Ellis Island Program

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Find common hopes and dreams between people then and now. Seasoned storytellers Megan Wells and Amy Lowe share a "first-person musical narrative about coming to America." This immigrant story is woven with engaging memorable songs about the journey by boat, through storm, Lady Liberty, doctors at the dock, the anxious processing at Ellis Island, detention in the hospital and reunited families. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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